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Goa, The Tibetan Gazelle

Procapra picticaudata


Wikipedia states, 'Goas are relatively small altelopes with slender and graceful bodies. They weigh from 13 to 16 kg. Males have long, tapering ringed horns. Females have no horns'.


These gazelles are found to inhabit the cold and semi-deserts of the Tibetan Plateau. I observed this and few others grazing on sparse beads of ground grass by the banks of Teesta River (now, only a small stream) which originates nearby. Altitude: about 17,000 ft.


This and some other Gazelles were spotted in the high plateau near Gururdongmar in North Sikkim.

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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